PWYP-SA was launched in 2016 and is comprised of 11 members.
PWYP-SA provides a platform where innovators from various community organisations, civil society organisations, faith-based institutions, like-minded non-governmental organisations, progressive learning (and education institutions), research institutes and social/community leaders come together.
The overall goal of the coalition is “To ensure mandatory disclosure of financial and non-financial information across the extractives value chain is achieved.” The following principles and values form part of the PWYP-SA coalition ethos: participation; solidarity; sustainable capacity development; gender equality, equity and women’s empowerment; tolerance; transparency and accountability.
Key priority areas:
1. Full and proactive disclosure of information on socio-economic and environmental implications of proposed mining projects (mining application stage) by 2020.
2. Improved capacity of communities in local and national decision making processes to maximise their benefits from mining in their areas.
3. Buy-in of government into the need to legislate reporting standards mandating country-by-country reporting up to project level.
4. A robust; representative; empowered and highly active/visible coalition with sustainable strategies and tools to uphold transparency and accountability and community integrity across the value chain.